Pristine Grace

A Believer Wouldn’t Do That!
by Frank Tate
A Believer Wouldn’t Do That!

    Let us never again be guilty of saying, “A believer wouldn’t do that.” Oh yes they will!  When we say such a thing we are trying to take some credit for our righteousness.

    A believer will commit any sin an unbeliever will commit with the exception of apostacy (and only because God keeps them from it).  David, the man after God’s own heart, committed adultery and murder and didn’t even feel guilty about it for a time.  “Just Lot” (II Peter 2:7) chose to separate from Abraham and live in the well watered plain of Sodom and Gomorrah.

    Peter who confessed all of his hope was in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, also denied he even knew the Lord Jesus and later, by his actions, denied salvation by grace without works when he quit eating and fellowshipping with the Gentiles when some Jews arrived at the dinner.  Yes, the strongest of believers will commit any kind of sin.

    So rather than say, “A believer wouldn’t do that”, let’s say “I am nothing but sin but Christ is my righteousness and He will never fail me.”